Mnu MNU

2020 - 2029 Restoration Plan

 

The full 2020 - 2029 Restoration Plan can be downloaded by clicking here.

Summary of Plan

GOALS

  • Increase indigenous dominance and species occupancy on Maungatautari by the sustained removal of introduced species and by translocations, so that the original and natural character of ecosystems is as far as possible restored and
  • Increase the number of people who treasure the Sanctuary Mountain Maunga-tautari project and are involved with its operation.

PRIORITIES

MONITORING

  • Targeted primary surveys e.g. fungi, Archey’s frogs, lizards
  • Post-translocation surveys e.g. hihi, Mahoenui giant wētā
  • Long-term plant and animal population surveys e.g. vegetation plots, triennial bird counts

TRANSLOCATIONS

  • Introduce new populations e.g. rifleman, kākāpō, black petrel
  • Genetic “top-up” for populations e.g. kōkako, brown kiwi, tīeke 

EDUCATION & RESEARCH

  • Grow place-based education programme and participative restoration activities
  • Encourage, facilitate and communicate ecological research

PEST & FENCE 

  • Maintain pest-proof status by detection and removal of invader pests
  • Proactive improvements to pest operations processes
  • Integrate Geographic Information System
  • Update Biosecurity plan (2020)
  • Map and eradicate weeds & adventive plants

SOCIAL & CULTURAL

  • Incorporate traditional tikanga practices and survey methods 
  • Expand engagement with community and landowners
  • Improve tourism opportunities including cultural tourism, while safeguarding key natu-ral values of the project
  • Establish and integrate a tourism plan

CONNECTIVITY

  • Connect the maunga to surrounding landscapes with biodiversity corridors and wet-lands e.g. Mangakawa stream planting project

 

2019 SUCCESS

  • Kiwi acoustic survey 2019
  • Kiwi kohanga project kiwi releases
  • Kiwi translocation to Waimarino Forest
  • Hihi banding and survey
  • All seven pest incursions in 2019 eradicated 
  • 77 fence breaches responded to in 90 minutes
  • Progress in Geographic Information Systems for species monitoring and pest operations
  • Building on the nine bird species, tuatara, one fish and one insect species re-introduced since 2004